Album artwork for Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) by Pat Martino

The subtitle to this 1968 album reads “a psychedelic excursion through the magical mysteries of the Koran,” and if that doesn’t set your multi-culti heart a-flutter, it should at least make you reach for a set of headphones. The late Pat Martino’s Baiyina measures up to and perhaps even surpasses John
McLaughlin’s more celebrated Eastern-facing explorations, employing droning sitars, hypnotically tapping tabla, unusual time signatures, and a crack band (featuring bassist Richard Davis, drummer Charlie Persip, and, making his recording debut, Gregory Herbert on alto sax and flute) to craft a jazz guitar-forward answer to Coltrane and Ravi Shankar (and presages Miles’ In a Silent Way with its quietly pulsing improvisational probes). This is the first time Baiyina has been reissued in 30 years, and the first time ever it’s been on coloured (orange) vinyl...clear some head space for this one!

Pat Martino

Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)

Real Gone Music
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Album artwork for Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) by Pat Martino
LP

£36.99

Orange
Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

RLGM14341PMI

Pat Martino

Baiyina (The Clear Evidence)

Real Gone Music
Album artwork for Album artwork for Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) by Pat Martino by Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) - Pat Martino
Album artwork for Baiyina (The Clear Evidence) by Pat Martino
LP

£36.99

Orange
Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

RLGM14341PMI

The subtitle to this 1968 album reads “a psychedelic excursion through the magical mysteries of the Koran,” and if that doesn’t set your multi-culti heart a-flutter, it should at least make you reach for a set of headphones. The late Pat Martino’s Baiyina measures up to and perhaps even surpasses John
McLaughlin’s more celebrated Eastern-facing explorations, employing droning sitars, hypnotically tapping tabla, unusual time signatures, and a crack band (featuring bassist Richard Davis, drummer Charlie Persip, and, making his recording debut, Gregory Herbert on alto sax and flute) to craft a jazz guitar-forward answer to Coltrane and Ravi Shankar (and presages Miles’ In a Silent Way with its quietly pulsing improvisational probes). This is the first time Baiyina has been reissued in 30 years, and the first time ever it’s been on coloured (orange) vinyl...clear some head space for this one!